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New Civil Pretrial Practice Board Certification gives attorneys an edge
Register by July 13, 2012 to take the Civil Pretrial Practice
Board Certification Exam to be held 10/13/12. (link to new Civil Pretrial Practice Advocacy
Board Certification Exam page)
Why Board Certification?
Legal issues have grown so large and complex that attorneys cannot competently handle all legal matters. The fact is, attorneys have been "specializing" in practice areas for years without substantiation or proof of proficiency!
U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice Warren Burger advocated for a system of proof back in 1973: "Some system of certification for trial advocates is an imperative and long overdue step." – Sonnett Lecture at Fordham University School of Law
Specialty certification, which began shortly after, continues to develop. Today, the NBLSC is delighted to offer new Board Certification in Civil Pretrial Practice.
Created to recognize attorneys with significant litigation experience and skill at settling cases before trial, Civil Pretrial Practice Board Certification acknowledges today’s likelihood that civil cases will settle before trial.
Civil Pretrial Practice includes the preparatory steps for all disputes before a tribunal, including litigation proceedings from inception through discovery, pretrial motions and hearings, and alternative dispute resolution procedures.
ABA-Approved Board Certification in Civil Pretrial Practice:
The 1st and only national certification that recognizes your proficiency in handling contested civil matters that do not go to trial.
ABA – approved Board Certification in Civil Pretrial Practice offers proof of legal knowledge and proficiency – to other lawyers, to legal ratings services, to potential clients.
It recognizes your special proficiency in preparing for settlement or trial, from inception through alternative dispute resolution procedures.
It provides an objective, measurable credential that gives you an edge.
Register today. (link to new Civil Pretrial Practice Advocacy Board Certification Exam page)
Becoming Board Certified
The requirements for certification must be successfully met within two years of applying, in accordance with the guidelines set forth by the NBLSC. The process for becoming board certified includes a thorough screening of credentials, including:
Demonstration of broad based and comprehensive experience in the area (link to new Civil Pretrial Practice Advocacy Board Certification Exam page)
Evaluation by other attorneys and judges familiar with the attorney's work in the area as well as a disciplinary review (link to existing NBLSC Standards page)
Civil Pretrial Practice Advocacy Board Certification Exam (link to new Civil Pretrial Practice Advocacy Board Certification Exam page)
Completion of continuing education in the area of specialty (link to existing NBLSC Standards page)
Recertification (link to http://www.nblsc.us/registration_files/recertification/)